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‘Islamabad educational institutes monitored to check undesirable actitivities’

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was on Tuesday was informed that monitoring teams have been formed to check any wrong activity in schools and colleges in Islamabad. Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhary responded to notice moved by Asiya Naz Tanoli of PML-N regarding the increasing trend of drug use in government and private schools in Islamabad. He rejected the facts and figures presented saying that it was based on a report on an NGO and no such case had…

Addiction is a crisis, not a character flaw: US surgeon general

MIAMI: Alcoholism and drug abuse are a pressing public health crisis in the United States, and addiction should no longer be dismissed as a "character flaw," top US health officials said. For the first time, the US surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, released a major report on substance abuse, called "Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health." The report "aims to shift the way our society thinks about substance misuse and substance-use disorders," Murthy said. "Substance-use…